CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E3-1231 v3 vs D-1540 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon D-1540 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon D-1540  based on its cost to run.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3

Reasons to consider the
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Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2 GHz 70% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 45% higher turbo clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,170 vs 1,344 More than 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.76 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 90% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better performance per watt 18.71 pt/W vs 3.64 pt/W Around 5.2x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 5.83 pt/$ vs 0.28 pt/$ Around 20.8x better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 90% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Front view of Intel Xeon D-1540

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 65W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Supports more RAM 131,072 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 4x more RAM
Newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Mar, 2015 vs Apr, 2014 Release date 11 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E3-1231 v3 vs D-1540

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E3-1231 v3
4,175,000 MB/s
Xeon D-1540
2,290 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1231 v3  vs
D-1540 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 80W 45W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 18.71 pt/W 3.64 pt/W
Typical power consumption 65W 36.56W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 0 1

details

Xeon E3-1231 v3  vs
D-1540 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 16
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 12 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.76 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.76 GHz 2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 131,072 MB
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
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